Towing Maneuvers

Towing maneuvers can save you a lot of time and energy. Towing isn't as simple as it sounds, and these bits of advice can make it a lot easier on you. Check out these towing maneuvers and become a towing expert in no time.

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10 Towing Tips

Towing another vehicle isn't easy, but there are some things you can do to make it easier. You might be surprised how simple they are.


How do you know what RPM to run if you want more power? Better towing? Better fuel efficiency. Find all the answers in this comprehensive gear ratio and tire size chart.

What is typically the "weakest link" in a tow vehicle?

When you're moseying down the highway with a heavy trailer hooked up to your truck, there are a dozen things that could go wrong. But don't worry about your tires going flat yet: The biggest culprit in towing trouble is you.

What's the difference between dead weight and towed weight?

Dead weight and towed weight are terms that describe the maximum amount of weight that your vehicle can safely tow. There is a difference between the two, but that difference depends on your trailer hitch.

Is it better (or easier) to tow with an automatic or manual transmission?

For impassioned towers among us, the debate over towing with an automatic or manual transmission is enough to start a riot. So it's not that heated, but it is a serious point to consider if you're going to haul a heavy load down the highway.

10 Towing Tips

Towing another vehicle isn't easy, but there are some things you can do to make it easier. You might be surprised how simple they are.

How to Use Mirrors While Towing

When you tow a payload, you need to keep an eye on what's going on around you. What's the best way to use your mirrors when you tow?

Top 10 Towing Risks to Keep in Mind

On the surface, towing seems simple. But if you're not careful, your load can get out of control, causing a serious accident. What should you know before you tow?

How to Avoid Jackknifing

Now it's your turn in the driver's seat to tow a boat, trailer or even another car. Suddenly, towing doesn't seem so simple, and you're worried about jackknifing. So how can you avoid it?

Is there a green way to tow?

Like carrying added baggage, towing burns extra fuel. But maybe there's no other way to get the job done, or you just really need that getaway to the lake. Can you go green?

How to Load and Unload Towed Vehicles

You may think loading up your stuff into your family vehicle and towing with a moving truck is a cinch. But could a few tips prevent a disaster in your next road trip?